Bryan Ferry will headline the festival on Thursday. Will Young will perform on Friday James Bay will play on Saturday Lulu on SundayRead the full story ›
Youngsters from a South Tyneside School have helped to launch a new book which takes children on a magical trip around the regionRead the full story ›
Crowds turned out to see a military parade and marching band, as well as a 200-strong motorcycle cavalcade.Read the full story ›
A 25-year-old woman had to be rescued last night after her car went through fencing and over the cliffs at Marsden Grotto, coming to rest on the beach below.
Officers and the Coastguard were called out in the early hours of this morning (13th June) after a car was found on the beach below the cliffs on South Tyneside.
Humber Coastguard along with both the Tynemouth RNLI inshore team and the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team as well as South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were involved in the rescue.
The North East Ambulance Hazardous Area Team (tweet featured above) treated the woman while firefighters began cutting her from the wreckage.
She was taken to the RVI with injuries - her condition is described as stable.
A 4-year-old girl seriously injured after being hit by a car in South Tyneside has died in hospital.
Ava Henderson of Inverness Road in Jarrow was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and taken to the RVI, but died later that evening.
The collision happened at Amos Ayre Place in Jarrow at 7.25pm on Friday. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in the shoulder in South Tyneside.
The 36-year-old man was walking on the footbridge between Lukes Lane Estate and Featherstone Grove on Friday evening. There was an altercation with a man who stabbed him before leaving the area.
The victim was helped by a member of the public and an ambulance took him to the RVI in Newcastle.
The offender is described as a white man aged 45 - 47 years, 5 feet 8-9" tall, thin build. He was wearing a grey Everlast cap, black Addidas tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and a long dark calf length woollen coat.
Police are appealing for witnesses and would also like to speak to the member of the public who came to the injured man's assistance He is described as a white man aged late 40s to early 50s, 5 feet 8" tall, medium build, dark hair thinning on top. He was wearing a light blue shirt and black suit trousers.
A four-year-old girl has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car.
The collision happened at Amos Ayre Place in Jarrow, South Tyneside, at around 7.25pm tonight.
She was treated at the scene by ambulance staff and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Tolls paid by motorists using the Tyne Tunnels are to increase for the first time in two years at midnight on May 21Read the full story ›
Labour GAIN Cleadon and East Boldon from the Conservatives on South Tyneside
A recount was ordered earlier.
It means there are now no Tory councillors on South Tyneside council.
It's believed there is a recount being ordered for the only Tory seat on South Tyneside Council.